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Know the Cost

Attending Portland State University is an investment into your future that pays off. Although the cost of getting an education can be expensive, Portland State is reasonably priced compared to similar institutions.

Most students attending PSU receive some form of financial aid to help cover the cost of their education, but it is important to plan ahead by taking an honest look at your family's finances and calculating the cost of attending PSU.



Tuition 2015-16

PSU Average 9-Month Cost of Attendance for 15 credits

 Oregon ResidentWUE*Non-Resident
Tuition & Fees $8124 $11,544 $24,009
Room & Board $12,288 $12,288 $12,288
Books & Supplies $948 $948 $948
Total Costs $21,360 $24,780 $37,245

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)*

Portland State University is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). This program reduces non-resident tuition for eligible out-of-state students. Participating states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Use our Net Price Calculator (or Tuition Estimator) to estimate what attending PSU might cost you.


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